A wonderfully eclectic mix of fantasy and reality, adventure and reflection, this anthology collects together the stories of the overall winners of the Tim Winton Award for Young Writers from 1993 to 2012
This diverse group of short stories has one thing in common: talented young authors. "Orwell's Children" describes everyday objects and activities in futuristic ways; "The Untouchable" reflects on the importance of language and explores the idea of identity; and in "The Piano Man," a piano player's neighbors step in when a debt collector threatens to take his piano from him. Whether pieces of feverish fantasy or works of gritty realism, this collection features works from Australians most gifted young writers.
'It's a great pleasure to see young people exercising their storytelling instincts. During the twenty years in which the award has been given in my name I've had the privilege of witnessing this stubborn, lovely impulse as it lives on in a new generation. Whether they're writing feverish fantasy or gritty realism these young writers are coming to terms with their language and their lives, using stories to shape or unpack what they know and what they fear and what they hope for.' - Tim Winton.
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 24th July 2013
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9